Hiking for days

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Hiking for days

Postby Alexandoy » Thu May 04, 2017 11:27 am

I wonder how some hikers I know would go on hiking for days. There was a group who hiked for a week in the eastern mountain range called Sierra Madre that is connected to the Cordillera Mountains which is a colder place. The just each had a backpack with complete gear. For fodd? They just scavenge on the way whatever food they can find. To me, that sounded extreme and I don't think I would enjoy that kind of a hike.

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Re: Hiking for days

Postby Decentlady » Thu May 04, 2017 4:30 pm

Hiking for days can be fun if you are with the right company and for others knowing your trail beforehand can be comforting too.

If you know your trail beforehand, you would know exactly where to get food or water from so that would be not a problem. You would also know where to rest so despite days of hiking it would be such fun.

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Re: Hiking for days

Postby Shine_Spirit » Fri May 05, 2017 3:16 am

I've done this several times, but I've never done it alone.

I think it's always good to be following for at least one other person. There may be some accident in the middle of the road and in this case, one person helps the other.

Not to mention the psychological factor that can be affected depending on how many days the adventure will last.
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Re: Hiking for days

Postby Ray1 » Fri May 05, 2017 1:04 pm

@Alexandoy you say a week? I have done couple of longer hikes/trekking in the most difficult and adventurous areas in Himalayas. Here is what I went through in one of the most difficult one Stok Kangri in Zanskar Valley Ladakh in India which is also considered the highest in trekking that takes you up to 20000 ft at some points. The entire duration of the tour is roughly 20 days that takes you some of the most tiring experiences of your life and they call it for beginners because this area is full of exciting walking treks which need expertise as well solid stamina.

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Re: Hiking for days

Postby naruto100 » Sun May 14, 2017 1:37 pm

Here we having big group for hiking. We too used to go for 3 to 4 days for hiking in the forest area at particular place. We used to hire local people to carry out raw food items and some other stuff, so that we prepare food at the place where we are resting or staying night. It is quite exciting to go out in such areas for night.

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Re: Hiking for days

Postby to7update » Sun May 14, 2017 8:10 pm

Hiking for days requires a very good physical preparation, as well as being prepared in terms of what to eat and places to sleep. The body spends so much energy in all that walking that if it's not properly prepared, and if provided with the energy to recover, simple collapses.
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Re: Hiking for days

Postby naruto100 » Mon May 15, 2017 1:44 pm

to7update wrote:Hiking for days requires a very good physical preparation, as well as being prepared in terms of what to eat and places to sleep. The body spends so much energy in all that walking that if it's not properly prepared, and if provided with the energy to recover, simple collapses.

Yes proper planning is important. We can't choose random place in the jungle and sleep there. We should have proper meal with us with proper quantity of water. As at such places we mostly don't get water that we can drink. So yes going for hiking for days require full arrangements and preparation.

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Re: Hiking for days

Postby to7update » Tue May 16, 2017 7:01 pm

Yeah, we are talking about all the things you say @naruto100, food, water, a place to sleep, but the physical preparation as well. I once hiked for 20 Km in one day without preparation, and in the next day I could barely move, so it all requires a gradual preparation.
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Re: Hiking for days

Postby naruto100 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:38 pm

to7update wrote:Yeah, we are talking about all the things you say @naruto100, food, water, a place to sleep, but the physical preparation as well. I once hiked for 20 Km in one day without preparation, and in the next day I could barely move, so it all requires a gradual preparation.


20 km is lot. And hiking ways are not kind of normal ways. I mean they have ups and downs including small hills. Right? That must have been tiring. Yes going for such hiking without preparation can give reverse effects. lol.

Once we lost in the jungle area during hiking and we have to spend a night in the jungle by doing camp fire. So it wasn't planned and we had to face many troubles. But in the end it was quite exciting experience. In that two days we have almost walked for 32KM doing hiking.

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Re: Hiking for days

Postby to7update » Thu May 18, 2017 6:22 pm

lol tell me about it! :D And it wasn't only my body aching, my feet also got blisters because I didn't have proper footwear on that day. I was really young, just a teenager, so I was not thinking properly at the time haha, at those ages we don't see any limits or requirements. :)

Sleeping in the jungle has to be a unforgettable experience @naruto100.
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